The Patient Safety and Quality Committee is to strive to accomplish this vision as a dynamic international leader in Patient Safety and Quality for anaesthesia, perioperative medicine, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine and pain medicine.

Through fostering research in projects like the Helsinki Declaration Follow Up project, disseminating the latest knowledge and Patient Safety strategies through its Safer Care to Save Lives Programme, Masterclasses and workshops, advocacy through leading the European Patient Safety Summit in 2020 and collaborating and networking with other societies, the Patient Safety and Quality Committee fulfils the ESAIC’s goal to improve perioperative patient outcomes in Europe and across the world.


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Daniel Arnal (ES)


María Lema ToméMember
Jannicke Mellin-OlsenMember
Frédéric MartinMember
Benedikt PreckelMember
Guy HallerMember
David WhitakerEBA representative
Guttorm BratteboeEBA representative
Kai ZacharowskiESAIC President and Board Representative
Idit MatotScientific Committee Chairperson
Serban BubenekNASC Representative
Alex Rawlings*Patient Safety and Simulation Project Manager

Co-opted members

Christopher Neuhaus Masterclass Director
Arvid Steinar Haugen International Federation of Nurse Anaesthetists (IFNA) Representative
Andrew F. Smith HD-FU Research Project Leader
Kaisa Immonen European Patient Forum Representative
Dora Karmelić Trainees Committee Representative

* No voting rights